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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to naturally lose belly fat?

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Combination: Exercise in general, coupled w/ diet, helps you lose belly fat. A combo of too much of the wrong kinds of carbs & not enough active muscle tissue is what sets up belly fat. It's added to by age, hormones & stress. Spot reducing exercise can make belly muscles stronger & shapelier, but you won't see them until the calories come down & your other muscles are toned & gobbling up glucose.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

The best way to lose excess belly fat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat less; do sit-ups: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing).
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Best way to lose belly fat after have triplets?

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Dr. William Boelter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Some ideas: Tincture of time to allow your body to recover from the effects of pregancy. Abdominal and back exercisis. Fewer calories if you need to lose excessive weight.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the best way to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I find what's the best way to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.
Dr. Bader Khan
Dr. Bader Khan commented
Specializes in Pediatrics
Don't sit around too much & keep stretching whenever you can.
Apr 19, 2014
A 25-year-old female asked:

Best way to lose my belly fat?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Less calories in...: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry.

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